Comedy was good to Bob Hope. Good enough to allow him to commission John Lautner to design his palatial home in Palm Springs—a concrete and glass wonder, now on the market for the first time at a whopping $50 Million asking price. Designed in 1973 and finished in 1980, the house—part of a desert oasis that boasts the requisite swimming pools, tennis courts and putting green—bears the dramatic curves and futuristic form common to Lautner buildings, along with one jaw-dropping flourish: a circular opening in the concrete roof, which leaves the central courtyard open to the sky. That feature alone should be worth a million or two, we think.
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